Herefordshire Lore has been collecting, publishing and archiving people’s recollections since 1989. Herefordshire Lore works to remember, celebrate and record Herefordshire’s oral history before it is lost with passing generations. It is run by a group of volunteers who design, plan and gain funding for projects. A diverse range of resources have been published including the quarterly ‘In Our Age’ which can be read on this website. To get a the latest print version please subscribe. 



Our quarterly magazine In Our Age‘ has been published for over a decade with over 60 issues.

Age to Age was published bi-monthly from 1993 to 2003 and was the forerunner of ‘In Our Age’.

We have also published many books, including: –

  • River Voices (2018)
  • Herefordshire’s Home Front in the First World War (2018)
  • A Slap of the Hand – The History of Hereford Market (2010)
  • 2007; ‘Women at War’ – In The Munitions (2003)

Published booklets include:-

  • Health Herefordshire (2020)
  • Milk Herefordshire (2014)
  • The Shopkeeper’s Tale (1996)
  • The Schoolchildren’s Tale (1997)
  • Amazing How Times Change (1992)

Our thanks go to our many contributors and funders especially the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In Our Age Issue 61 Summer 2021
In Our Age Issue 61 Summer 2021

In Our Age – issue 61 Summer 2021 – Now available to download or read online

Read or download Issue 61 of In Our Age

Health Herefordshire looks at health care delivery in Herefordshire over the last century

Health Herefordshire
Health Herefordshire: Little Herefordshire Histories 2

In 1948 the National Health Service was formed, bringing free health care at the point of delivery for the first time to all. Before then visits to the doctor were largely dependent on one’s ability to pay for treatment. Stories of health in Herefordshire are told by patients and clinicians; midwives and dentists; GPs and pharmacists; and even a herbalist and the local bonesetter.

Listen to the ‘Weeping Poppies‘ audio stories

Herefordshire men and women relate their experiences of the First World War. The stories are based on original recordings made by the county reminiscence group, Herefordshire Lore and Herefordshire’s Home Front in the First World War by Bill Laws.

Read past issues of ‘Age to Age’ – Hereford Lore Reminiscence Newsletter on our new ‘Age to Age’ page.

‘Age to Age’ was published bi-monthly by Hereford Lore, before we became Herefordshire Lore, from 1993 to 2003 and was the fore runner of our quarterly magazine ‘In Our Age’.

There are all sorts of fascinating snippets of history and heritage including:

Alf Evans’s recollection from 1942, ‘Tragedy Strikes R.O.F.’ from 1942 published in Volume 1 Issue 6 in May 1994.

Why in 1957, when the Queen visited Herefordshire, a pig took centre stage in ‘Pig meets Queen’ by Betty Moore published in Volume 4 Issue 4 in July 1996.

Gladys Sweeney recalls memories of cleaning railway carriages in Barton Yard (now Sainsbury’s) during the war published in Volume 10 Issue 6 in December 2002.


‘Local Connections Fund’ supporting Herefordshire Lore

A huge “Thank You” to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, for help from their Local Connections Fund. It has helped us produce our latest edition of In Our Age. With our usual distribution channels disrupted because of the pandemic, this funding has been invaluable …

Pride of place: Social housing in Herefordshire

Pride of place: Social housing in Herefordshire Herefordshire Lore is delighted to announce its successful funding bid, ‘Pride of Place’, with Connexus Housing’s Community Fund. Herefordshire Lore has been recording and publishing local social history in the county since the 1980s. Its archive is regularly consulted by researchers and other history projects, and its publications …


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